Rudbeckia spp.


Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Rudbeckia hirta, Rudbeckia mollis, Rudbeckia nitida, Rudbeckia fulgida graminifolia, Rudbeckia laciniata, Rudbeckia auriculata, Rudbeckia triloba

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Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 2-4 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:

Wildflower garden. All the species listed should grow well in garden settings. They are all grown for their showy flowers (most are yellow, though we do have one with small dark red ray flowers).


Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative for R. hirtas, R. mohrii and R. mollis

Availability: Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: adaptable


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Attracts butterflies, bees and wasps. Small seed-eating birds pick out the seeds from the mature flower heads.

Native Habitats:

Sandhills, bogs, roadsides, ruderal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Multiple species are native to Florida. Please choose those that are consistent with your area.